Daily Archives: October 28, 2018

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Cycling up Mt Mee

Mt Mee is a fantastic climb of 5.5km and 5-6% gradient, with scenic views to enjoy if you are doing it at a leisurely pace. Cycling or climbing full gas requires you to get in the right head space, and … Continue reading

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Making soap in Palestine

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Over 330,000 people live in the ancient city of Nablus. It was once the economic capital of Palestine. Everyday life is difficult. There is an Israeli blockade in Nablus. Recently I went on The Big Ride for Palestine and this … Continue reading

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‘Making welfare great again’?

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This tongue-in-cheek slogan ended up a highly successful day for the anti-poverty network in Brisbane. After only one year of operation, they managed to pull off a well attended conference called “we deserve a living: no excuse for poverty”. I … Continue reading

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Supporting Union Aid Abroad (APHEDA)

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The Big Ride had a blast at the Union Aid Abroad APHEDA trivia night. The Big Ride team came second! and we had a great time catching up with many old and new friends! Thanks Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA … Continue reading

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Governments leasing National Parks to the wealthy

In the early 1970s I worked, for a short time, on Fraser island as a yardman. My duties included watering and tending the grass on the airstrip so that the rich could fly in on Friday night from Sydney or … Continue reading

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Crisis theory : The law of a tendency of the rate of profit to fall

WBT publishers this short talk by Marxist historian Humphrey McQueen about the crises of capitalism. Humphrey is a regular guest on Melbourne’s 3CR, solidarity breakfast program. WBT posts these and other notes. This is a radio, he gave on 20 … Continue reading